There are airline fees for faster boarding privileges, checked bags and, of course, the bags. Many of them are in the category of “hidden fees” — and three advocacy groups of travel agencies and passengers want more transparency.
The “Mad As Hell About Hidden Fees” web site has launched a petition drive asking for full disclosure about fees so passengers and travel agents will have an easier time comparing costs. The plan is to have a petition delivered to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today to force the disclosure of all fees. The Air Transport Association, which represents the airline industry, says the transparency in question already exists.
The petition drive’s being sponsored by the Business Travel Coalition, the Consumer Travel Alliance and the American Society of Travel Agents. For more information, click here.